|Ore dictionary name||blockSaltCrystal|
When harvested without Silk Touch, they drop a Pinch of Salt. If a Slime or Witch touches a Salt Crystal, the Crystal breaks and the mob takes 30 ( × 15) damage. Hitting one of these mobs with an harvested Salt Crystal has the same effect, but will also drop Escargots if a Slime was hit this way.
Salt Crystals can be grown by placing blocks in the following 3x2x3 configuration:
When the middle Block Of Salt is at a light level of less than 15, a Salt Crystal will randomly grow on it. The Crystal has to go through 2 intermediate stages before being harvestable.